Timothy J. Sweeney|
Timothy J. Sweeney, loving husband, and father, 64, of East Bertsch Street, Lansford, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth (Rybnikar) Sweeney.
A 1967 Panther Valley High School graduate, Tim served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.
Tim was a member of St. Jerome R.C.C. of Tamaqua, the Lansford Italian Club, and Lansford AMVETS.
Tim had worked for Bethlehem Mines.
Born in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Joseph and Grace (Kennedy) Sweeney.
He is also survived by a daughter, Erin L. (Sweeney) Hendrickson, wife of Daniel of Clementon, N.J.; and a nephew, Timothy Patrick Sweeney of Coaldale.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Sweeney on Sept. 29, 2006; and a brother, Dr. Joseph T. Sweeney.
Holmes - Griffiths Funeral Home, Inc., 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, 18252 is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Friends shall be received from the funeral home on Sunday afternoon Feb. 23, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m., and Monday Feb. 24, 2014 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. from St. Jerome R.C.C., 264 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pa. 18252. Military honors will be bestowed in church.
Interment at St. John Slovak Lutheran Church Cemetery of Summit Hill, Pa.
Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times News on Feb. 22, 2014